X-Caliber 7 is the perfect entry point to fast cross country riding and racing. It's a fully capable hardtail mountain bike with expert tech where it matters most, like in the lightweight and durable alloy frame, 100mm RockShox fork, Shimano drivetrain, and hydraulic disc brakes.
It's right for you if...
You're new to mountain biking and want a high-value bike that's perfect for local XC trails and even racing. You want to invest in the parts that make a difference in performance—frame, suspension, and brakes—and want a bike you won't immediately outgrow as your skills advance.
The tech you get
X-Caliber 7 has a lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, RockShox fork with 100mm of travel and a lockout feature, a dependable 2x9 Shimano drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, and wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tire clearance. This hub size is standard for higher-end wheelsets, making it easy to upgrade your wheels if you're looking for a fast way to increase performance.
The final word
X-Caliber 7 is a great cross country mountain bike at a great value. It has the same features found on higher-end bikes—like internal cable routing, dropper post compatibility, a tapered head tube, and Boost hub spacing—all on a platform that's easy to upgrade down the line.
Why you'll love it
|frame||Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry|
|front suspension||RockShox 30 Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5 80 mm travel)|
|front hub||Formula DC20 alloy|
|rear hub||Formula DC2241, Boost141|
|rims||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20? (13.5 & 15.5 27.5x2.20?)|
|shifters||Shimano Acera M3000, 9-speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|crank||Shimano Acera M3000, 36/22|
|bottom bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73 mm|
|cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed|
|pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5 690 mm width)|
|stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible|
|grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|brakeset||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|fork travel||0 - 100mm|
|shock travel||0 - 100mm|
|FRAME||Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||RockShox 30 Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5 80 mm travel)|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC20 alloy|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC2241, Boost141|
|RIMS||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20? (13.5 & 15.5 27.5x2.20?)|
|Shifters||Shimano Acera M3000, 9-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|CRANK||Shimano Acera M3000, 36/22|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73 mm|
|Cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed|
|PEDALS||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5 690 mm width)|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible|
|GRIPS||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|Brakeset||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Fork Travel||0 - 100mm|
|Shock Travel||0 - 100mm|
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You purchase your bike from evocycles.co.nz
Our expert mechanic pulls your bike out of the box and builds it to 100%, excluding accessories (i.e racks and baskets). We tune the brakes and gears then test ride to ensure everything runs smoothly.
We then take off a few simple parts to fit the bike into the box. We double check to ensure all the parts are enclosed, before sealing the box and sending to you.
Your bike arrives!
You use 2-3 common tools to fit a few simple parts. If you get stuck, use our help centre and bike assembly guides or give us a call and we'll talk you through the process.